Aikido

Yoshinkai ACT

Fees

Introduction

You are welcome to visit Aikido Yoshinkai ACT (AYACT ) and watch our training so you can gauge if membership with us is appropriate for you.

If you would like to be considered for AYACT membership, please download, print and complete the Membership Application Form – see Forms under Getting Started Tab. This Form must be completed and witnessed, and fees paid before you can participate in training.

If you are visiting AYACT from another dojo and you wish to train with us, it is traditional and good dojo etiquette to present an introduction from your sensei on arrival to AYACT. If you do not have an introduction, you may not be able to train with us.

AYACT fees provide a place for training as well as a way to show gratitude for the training received. Being a member of a traditional dojo gives you access to participate in classes, seminars and special member events.

Our fees are structured depending on if you are a member of:

  • AYACT; or
  • Aikido Yoshinkai NSW (AYNSW); or
  • a dojo with reciprocal arrangements with AYNSW; or
  • other Aikido Yoshinkai Federation (AYF) dojo or a dojo that practises the Yoshinkan style; or
  • other aikido dojo

AYACT has the following fees:

  • Annual fee
  • Monthly fee – for individual or family
  • Casual fee per calendar day on the mat
  • Grading fee
  • Attendance fees for seminars and special member events

AYACT has pricing packages for corporate seminars and courses. Please contact AYACT for details:

  • Tom Seeto: 0477 689 448
  • aikido.yoshinkai.act@gmail.com

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1. Fees payable if you are an AYACT member:

  • Annual fee; and
  • Monthly individual fee, OR monthly family fee OR casual fee per calendar day on the mat; and
  • Grading fee; and
  • Attendance fees for seminars and special member events

Fees that are due and payable on the 1st day of the calendar month BUT not paid by the 8th day will incur an additional $20 per month, unless you have made a prior arrangement with us.

Annual fee payable in a financial year:

  • $50 if paid between July to the end of December; or
  • $30 if paid between January to the end of June
  • This fee is payable the first time that you step on the mat in a financial year

Monthly individual fee:

  • Monthly individual fee is calculated on a yearly basis and divided by 12 months
  • Members aged 15 or older: $100 per calendar month, due and payable on the 1st day of the calendar month
  • Members under 15 years old: $80 per calendar months, due and payable on the 1st day of the calendar month

Monthly family fee:

  • Instead of the monthly individual fee (as above) or the casual fee per lesson (as below), you may wish to sign up as a family
  • This is only available for immediate family members who live in the same abode – i.e. a married or de facto couple, single parent, and child/children in the family, AND all living at the same address
  • Further each person must have been accepted as a member of AYACT

How does a monthly family fee work? Say you have a 3 members-family plan, then any 3 members of your family can train in a particular class. However, each person training must pay a separate annual fee, and each person has been accepted as a member of AYACT, and you can’t have 4 or more family members training in that particular class.

Cost of monthly family fee is:

  • 2 members-family plan – $190 per calendar month (discounted from $200 – 5% discount), due and payable on the 1st day of the calendar month; or
  • 3 or more members-family plan – 10% discount calculated from the monthly
    individual fee, due and payable on the 1st day of the calendar month
    Note: Each person training under the monthly family plan also pays the annual fee.

Casual fee per calendar day on the mat:

  • $25

Fees for grading and attendance at seminars and special events:

  • These are additional costs and they vary from time-to-time.

Note: If you are a new AYACT member but you change your mind about being a member, you can seek a refund of the monthly fee that you’ve paid less the Annual Fee (of $50 or $30). Your request for a refund must be in writing AND it must be received by AYACT within 7 calendar days of your first lesson.
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2. Fees payable if you are a financial member of AYNSW:

  • You can attend 3 AYACT classes in a calendar month without paying additional fees
  • Beyond the 3 classes, mat fees will be negotiable

Annual fee:

  • Not payable

Fees for attendance at seminars and special events:

  • These are additional costs and they vary from time-to-time

Fees for grading:

  • Not applicable as you are graded by AYNSW

Conditions:

  • Present a valid membership card and/or an introduction from your sensei on arrival at AYACT
  • Train with a friendly demeanour and open minded spirit

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3. Fees payable if you are a financial member of a dojo with reciprocal arrangements with AYNSW:

  • As a branch dojo of AYNSW, AYACT will honour the reciprocal arrangements that are in place between AYNSW and Aikido Shudokan and Aikido Yoshinkan WA
  • You can attend 3 AYACT classes in a calendar month without paying additional fees.
  • Beyond the 3 classes, mat fees will be negotiable

Annual fee:

  • Not payable

Fees for grading and attendance at seminars and special events:

  • These are additional costs and they vary from time-to-time.
  • As a visitor to AYACT, you will not be eligible for grading locally unless your sensei has approved it in writing.

Conditions:

  • Present a valid membership card and/or an introduction from your sensei on arrival at AYACT
  • At minimum have attained 7th kyu in Yoshinkan Aikido (NB: This is not required if you are NOT using the reciprocal arrangements of 3-free classes per calendar month – see the next section regarding “Fees payable if you are a financial member of an AYF dojo”).
  • Train with a friendly demeanour and open minded spirit

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4. Fees payable if you are a current member of an AYF dojo or a dojo that practises the Yoshinkan style:

  • $25 casual mat fee per calendar day on the mat; or
  • $100 for a calendar month

Annual fee:

  • Not payable

Fees for grading and attendance at seminars and special events:

  • These are additional costs and they vary from time-to-time.
  • As a visitor to AYACT, you will not be eligible for grading locally unless your sensei has approved it in writing.

Conditions:

  • Present a valid membership card and/or an introduction from your sensei on arrival at AYACT
  • Train with a friendly demeanour and open minded spirit

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5. Fees payable if you are a member of any other aikido dojo:

  • $30 casual mat fee per calendar day on the mat; or
  • $120 for a calendar month

Annual fee:

  • Not payable

Fees for attendance at seminars and special events:

  • These are additional costs and they vary from time-to-time.

Grading fee:

  • Not applicable – you will not be eligible for grading with AYACT

Conditions:

  • Present an introduction from your sensei on arrival at AYACT
  • Train with a friendly demeanour and open minded spirit
  • Please wear a white belt as we are a traditional dojo and note that only the sensei wears a hakama in Yoshinkai Aikido